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Lunarscape

By CraigBill    
One of the most intriguing landscapes I’ve visited is the “Race Track” deep inside Death Valley National Park. This is the place that rocks mysteriously move along the ground. While almost always dry, its unusually flat surface is covered with small but firm hexagonal clay or mud crack polygons. Most people who make this primitive road trip go to see the rocks with trials stretched out behind them - eluding to the never-captured-on-video movement, yet.

The road here is almost thirty miles of rough rocks and wash areas after the paved one ends. I do like how difficult it is to get here, but wow its rough and beautifully desolate!

For me, I wanted to immerse myself into an all night shooting spree to show this weird expanse of mysterious desert in a different way. This photograph incorporated a fusion of exposures to capture the still image and an experimental camera movement during shutter release to create the moon-trail. A moving exposure and a still exposure fused together. When I look at this photograph it creatively captures the still, cool, immense and super quiet "Racetrack" as I experienced it standing there in the middle of nowhere - bathed in shifting moonlight all night.

Tags: California Moon Night Moonlight Longexposure Landscape and travel Deathvalley

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pablophotographer 8 1.3k 354
30 Nov 2019 1:39AM
Suppose this is your own flag on Everest.
Great job.
Bravo.
pablophotographer

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sawsengee Plus
13 6 28 Malaysia
30 Nov 2019 2:48AM
Amazing landscape n captureSmile
30 Nov 2019 3:25AM
Interesting and different...
30 Nov 2019 8:26AM
Amazing and a testament to your “seeing eye” and dedication to this genre!
felixdcat 5 5 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2019 11:39AM
Dedicated to your art
well done quite an amazing picture
xGei8ht 11 76 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2019 3:42PM
Excellent pic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMm1E8CYSxk

They solved the riddle of how they moveSmile


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